Pregnant elephant does prenatal Pilates

May 27, 2013 7:39:32 PM PDT
Expectant mothers know how tough it can be to keep up with workouts. But Rozie, the pregnant Asian elephant at the Albuquerque Zoo, can be an inspiration.

Rozie is doing her Pilates regime ordered by zoo vets as a way to strengthen her leg muscles to get them more flexible for labor. Part of the routine involves rolling on her side, lying down on command and doing leg-lifts. It's the equivalent of elephant yoga.

Rozie is due sometime between August and November.